Amount of money you should bring to Australia when you arrive as an Australia Awards Scholarship student

As an Australia Awards Scholarship student, how much money should I bring to Australia when I arrive?
It is recommended you bring about $500 Australian Dollars when you arrive in Australia. You will require some money to use until you come to the University and open your bank account.
You will receive your Establishment Allowance cheque ($5,000) on the first day you arrive on campus and meet with the Student Contact Officer. The establishment allowance cheque may take up to 3 to 5 days to clear before the money appears in your bank account. This is a one-off payment to assist you with your expenses to set up your accommodation, purchase books, computer and other items.
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